This is a newer video of my Skylark's true duel Exhaust. The earlier one was a bit distorted, so is this one but I think it's a little better. The Camera died just as I was finishing. I'll hopefully have a complete one with an updated walk around as soon as the weather gets good. Subscribe!
1972 Buick Skylark
1972 Buick Skylark with a Hi-Compression Buick 350-4
I've had this car since October 8th 2010, I'm a senior in High School and it is my first car, my dad payed for half of it and I payed for the other half. I pay for the performance goodies that go into it and the occasional parts that break too. I love driving this old monster even though premium gas prices are outrageous but the rumble and roar of that massive V8 are well worth it. I take pride in this car and my dad and I do most of the work on it ourselves, it's somewhat of a father-son project. We've done nothing but make this car a heck of a lot better than it was when we got it. In the great words of GS Club of America, going fast with class, that's what these Buicks do.
Stock HP: 175hp (for 1972 Buick 350-4 8.5:1 compression)
Rear-wheel HP: 226hp @ 4326 RPM (should be a little higher with the Hyfire and Mallory coil)
Rear-wheel Tourqe: 307.8 lb-ft @ 3372 RPM (should also be a little higher)
Net HP: approx. 260hp
Compression: 9.5:1 (not sure, but definitely higher than stock because without prem fuel I get spark knock with the correct fuel to air mixture)
Rear-end gears: 2.73:1 Open Differential (plan on getting a Limited Slip one)
Transmission: turbohydramatic 350 (with a shift kit for fun :D)
1962 buick skylark barn find.wmv
This is a 1962 buick skylark special barn find.. Aluminum 215 V8.. Car will be for sale at the Early Bird swap meet at the Puyallup fair grounds on feb 13, 14.
Summit Race Mufflers on a '72 Skylark
I recently put Summit Race mufflers on my 1972 Buick Skylark. I love the sound and the best part is the mufflers cost $28.95 a piece! Forgive me for the poor quality of sound from the bad mike and the dirty undercarriage of my car!
1972 Buick Skylark ride
This is a video of my late brother Andrew and his 1972 Buick Skylark. Andrew was undergoing chemo at the time this video was shot so it was one of his last rides in the car. He had the car for 20 years and performed all sorts of modifications on it such as rebuilding the engine, converting the car to a five speed manual and toughening up the suspension. The car is a Buick 350, 4 bbl and five speed. Andrew passed away on December 31st, 2006. The music is from King Crimson.
1972 Buick Skylark Walk Around
This is my 1972 Buick Skylark 350-4bbl. It is bone stock with the exception of duel Exhaust. Sorry that the camera's microphone is sucky, but I think you'll get the gist.
My 1970 Buick Skylark, 350-2
the video is kinda messed up, i don't need new belts and yes i know i need new Exhaust. My 70 skylark, 350-2. This car is kinda rare and makes it a little more because it's 3 on the tree. This means its standerd and you shift on the column. I love it and would not really want to sell it. i have paid for everything on the car but 2 things. tires, and front swaybar. My dad was there helping me the way, he is a bodyman and we got many more cool cars,70 nova, 67 chevelle,31 model a coupe,63 corvette. The buick has dual Exhaust but the passenger side has to many holes. The Exhaust is the only thing that i need to finish on it. everything is done. sorry the car is not so clean. has not been driven in 2, 2/1/2 months.
Torino GT 1969 Fastback at Drag Strip
This is me driving the car at the track, first time for car and driver. This was my first car, which I began working on 9 years ago in order to have something to drive to high school. I did most all the restoration work myself, with the help of knowledge imparted by my Dad, and lots of help over the years from friends and family, and the support of my wonderful wife. It's a 351W based 408ci small block, AFR185 heads, Comp XE282HR cam, Headman 1-5/8 headers, 3" dual Exhaust system (mufflers are $20 summit turbo's), Edelbrock RPM Air Gap Intake, Single 750VS Demon. All engine work was done by me. The transmission is a Tremec TKO 500 5spd manual, and it has a ford 9" rear with 3.89 gears and detroit true trac differential (also built by me, so far it's not howling!!!) The rear suspension is completely stock save for the cheap and simple u-bolt traction bars. This day at the track taught me a lot, and over the 7 different runs I mistakenly read the 60ft times as denoting bad traction, but after watching these videos it actually looks like I had plenty of traction and was leaving too soft, causing the engine to bog right off the line (I was only leaving at 1,500RPM) The torque of the 408 snapped right back in quickly though. The time here was 12.70 at 112.5, my highest trap speed of the night. The best ET was a couple runs later, after I entered a street car bracket race, with 12.40 at 110. I don't have a timeslip for this run, so I don't know the details, but my best 60ft of the night was 1.7 sec, and most were around 1.9, but I was running into that bog problem and my reaction times got a little worse. I am anxious to go back and try launching at higher RPM and with less tire pressure, as I was running 19lbs in the 275-50 BFG drag radials. With me in the car it weighs about 3700lbs. I give all this information because over the course of my build I was always looking for people running a similiar setup for comparative purposes, so maybe this will help someone else with their project. More videos to come of the next trip to the strip.
My 1972 Skylark
This is my 1972 Buick Skylark, 350ci Buick Small Block. It has an Alpine CDA-9884 Stereo in it, with an iPod hook up. I had a duel Exhaust installed in June of 2009 and have a video up.